Michael Rush is the Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. In addition to his career as a museum director, he is an award winning curator, and widely published author and critic. He was Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University from 2005-2009, and Director of the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art from 2000-2004. He is co-founder of the Contemporary Art Museum Directors Association. Among his numerous books are Video Art (2004, fully revised 2nd edition 2007), New Media in Art (2005), New Media in Late 20th-Century Art (2001), all published by Thames and Hudson. He was for several years an award winning experimental theater and media artist with a long association with La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club on the Lower East Side. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Jesuit College of Arts and Letters at St. Louis University, and his doctorate from Harvard University.